Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s board of directors has elected Chris Teachout, vice president for Business Development at Needham Bank, as its new
chair, effective Jan. 1.
Teachout replaces Rachel Hillman Foy who has completed her two-year term and will remain on the board as immediate past chair.
“My election as Chair of the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber is really significant as I am the fourth generation of my family to be raised in Needham,”
said Teachout. “My fond memories of what it was like as a child growing up in this town are everlasting.
“Just as is the case with Newton, much has changed in my hometown and, in my opinion, for the better. The chamber has played a significant role in this
evolution and I look forward, as the new chair, to continue with the progress we’ve made. It’s a very proud moment for me. I know my grandfather, who
worked at Needham Bank, would be especially proud. I look forward to serving.”
The chamber board reelected Barry Brown, president at Mount Ida College as a vice chair and elected Samantha Sherman, chief development and external relations
officer for Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Needham and John Spino, a founding partner at Dwyer, Ruggieri, Spino and Goncalves to serve as vice chairs.
Allison Yee, director of retail incubation at WS Development will serve on the executive committee as clerk and Bruce A. Gold, CPA, principal at ALL
CPAs will serve as the chamber’s treasurer.
“I’m very grateful to Rachel for her leadership as our board chair for the past two years and am looking forward to working with Chris and our new executive
board members as we continue our efforts to take this chamber to the next level,” said Greg Reibman, the chamber’s president.